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CANCELLED Wed Oct 16 2013:River Talk at the Aster Cafe with Pat Nunnally, “Making the Mississippi”


“Making the Mississippi:  What Stories Does the Big River Tell Us?” with Pat Nunnally

Rescheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Aster Cafe, 125 Main Street SE

River Talk bridges the gap between science and culture in a setting that bridges the gap between brain and belly.  Food, beer, and learning are on the menu in a happy hour forum that puts the river in context.



December 5

River Life Program

We think of the Mississippi River as a signature natural corridor in North America.  While its ecological and hydrologic importance is certainly very great, the Mississippi River is probably the most heavily engineered river in the country.  It is also one of the most heavily mythologized, whether through the writings of Mark Twain, the literally dozens of river narratives that have been written since then, or the current fascination that the river has for travelers and writers using all sorts of conveyances and media.

But what are the contemporary mythologies of the Mississippi River?  What does it mean, and to whom?  What stories does it tell us, and what do those stories in turn say about us as tellers, as a culture, a community?  Many are asking questions like these, and this program offers the first foray River Life is making into this territory.  Come and join us on October 16 at 5:30 at the Aster Cafe and be prepared to participate as we explore myths, stories, and meanings of the Big River.The talk takes place during happy hour at the Aster Cafe || Food and Drink Available for Purchase

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